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Save Time Finding Breaking News in Your Field



Did you know that there are tools that will search the web for you - automatically and continuously looking for the kinds of news stories you want and can talk about in class? In this video I show you how to set up one of these tools, called IFTTT (If This Then That). I walk you through how to set up IFTTT to search the New York Times for popular articles in your discipline.  It's easy and it's free and there's lots more it can do.  Give it a try!


I've also attached a PDF that walks you through the steps shown in the video.

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These videos are wonderful.  Can I have permission to send them out through my Adjunct Institute?  I run the professional development for Adjuncts and Alamance Community College and am always looking for new things to share.





Sherri - absolutely! In fact, I reponded to your message in which you talked about your Adjunct Institute.  I was wondering if you would find these videos helpful for your Institute and its adjuncts:



Follow-Up: IFTTT has made some changes, and now "Recipes" are called "Applets".  The process of setting an "If" and then a "that" is pretty much the same but the webpages look a little different from the video.

ifttt.jpg"Recipes" are now called "Applets" on IFTTT



Thank you Michael,


This is the first time I have heard of IFTTT. I will definitely have to check it out. You gave such interesting ideas.